A woman shocked Television audiences recently during a live programme after she suddenly took off her prosthetic ‘magnet’ nose. Jayne Hardman was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease a year ago which attacked the body tissue in her nose, resulting in breathing difficulties and it becomes flat.
She has since received a prosthetic nose attached by magnets, which she revealed on the show ahead of her appearance on the transformative show This Time Next Year with Davina McCall. Looking back at footage without her nose with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Jayne said:
‘I don’t like to look at how bad it looked. It was hard. ‘I wasn’t going out unless I was with my husband or going to the places I knew. The places that I went to often were fantastic, like the lady’s in the local supermarket didn’t stare at me. But if I went somewhere new, I’d have my eyes down because if I had my eyes up looking at people they’d be staring at me.’
Her prosthetic nose was created by a doctor at Birmingham QE, who created a mould based off someone who helped her in hospital. She even took off the nose live on air, showing how they’re attached by magnets to gasps from Eamonn and Ruth.
‘I have sneezed it off once,’ Jayne said. ‘I do tend to hold my nose now when I sneeze.
‘I take it off at night because they recommend you don’t sleep in it in case you knock it. And I put a plaster across my nose because I’d hate for any spiders to get down there. ‘I can smell. I’ve not been able to smell for five years. I can smell and therefore I can taste.’
Jayne was turned away by multiple doctors who couldn’t diagnose what was wrong with her nose after suffering pains and bleeding until it was determined to be a type of vasculitis called Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Speaking about how her nose fell victim to her illness, Jayne said:
‘It was basically necrotising, eating away so my septum crumbled and went, and my nose started to fall into my face. ‘So over the period of a couple of years, it went from being swollen and odd to being completely flat.’